Lindsey Walsh has been appointed as headteacher at Alderley Edge Community Primary School.
Lindsey, who has been interim head since September, replaces Chris Perry, who stood down last year to pursue a new role as an academic advisor in the United Arab Emirates.
Chris was headteacher at Alderley Edge Community Primary School for sixteen years, and spent twenty-two years working at the school in total.
Before becoming headteacher, Lindsey was AECPS’ deputy head and has been at the school for more than 12 years.
School governors comment that Lindsey has been a major mover in getting the school its Outstanding ranking from Ofsted, and also in taking the school into the TCET Multi-Academy Trust which is in the process of being formed in the Wilmslow area.
Following the recruitment process, a spokesperson for the governors said: “Obviously all the governors are delighted that Lindsey is the successful candidate.”
Lindsey told us: “I am delighted to have been appointed the permanent headteacher of AECPS.
“I have been a class teacher for 20 years in three different schools and spent 12 of them as deputy headteacher here at AECPS.
“I believe passionately in children maximising their potential whatever their starting points and want them to have every opportunity to enjoy, believe and achieve whilst at primary school.
“I believe in developing the whole child to achieve academic excellence whilst learning the social and emotional skills to succeed in a modern society.
“Importantly, I want children to love learning and therefore will ensure our school continues to provide fun, challenging and engaging learning experiences for all the children.
“I am totally committed to AECPS, the children and families we work with on a daily basis and know how important it is that as a community school, we work close closely with the village of Alderley Edge for mutual benefit.
“I am looking forward to leading the school in the next chapter of its history.”